What is ordain?

  • (verb): Order by virtue of superior authority; decree.
    Synonyms: enact
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ordain:

Melchizedek Priesthood (Latter Day Saints) - The Melchizedek Priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Offices of The Melchizedek Priesthood in The LDS Church
... Apostles direct the calling of patriarchs and may ordain persons to all other offices and callings in the church ... high council, or temple presidency and may serve as a mission president may ordain other High Priests and Elders Elder Priest in the Aaronic priesthood at least 18 years old ...
Female Bishops - Christianity - Protestant
... United Methodist Church in 1956 also began to ordain women ... Today, over half of all American Protestant denominations ordain women, but some restrict the official positions a woman can hold ... For instance, some ordain women for the military or hospital chaplaincy but prohibit them from serving in congregational roles ...
Priesthood (LDS Church) - Offices and Quorums of The Priesthood - Offices of The Melchizedek Priesthood
... Apostles direct the calling of patriarchs and may ordain persons to all other offices and callings in the church ... as a bishop, stake president, mission president, or temple president may ordain other High Priests and Elders Elder Holder of the Aaronic priesthood at least 18 years ...
Holy Orders - Ordination of Women
... The Roman Catholic Church does not ordain women to any of the orders and has officially declared that it does not have authority to ordain women as priests or bishops ... Many Anglican and Protestant churches ordain women, but in many cases, only to the office of deacon ... it is a minority of Christian churches that ordain women ...
Jacob Berab - Dispute With Ibn Habib
... City, the first use that Berab made of his new dignity was to ordain the chief rabbi at Jerusalem, Levi ibn Habib ... that the scholars of Safed were not qualified to ordain, since they were not unprejudiced in the matter, and when he hinted that Berab was not worthy to transmit ordination ... delay might have cost him his life, he tarried long enough to ordain four rabbis, so that during his absence they might continue to exercise the ...

More definitions of "ordain":

  • (verb): Invest with ministerial or priestly authority.
    Example: "The minister was ordained only last month"
  • (verb): Issue an order.